D.W. Buffa was a criminal trial lawyer in Oregon for ten years. He won acquittals for the first fifteen people he defended.
Wonderfully performed by Buck Schirner, this brilliant mystery perfectly suits the insatiable appetite for legal thrillers. Defense attorney Joseph Antonelli appears to be invincible. Then one day Judge Rifkin asks Antonelli to defend Johnny Morel, con man and drug dealer, against charges of raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter, Michelle. Antonelli, who never confused the legal system with justice, makes quick work of the prosecutor's case and gets the guilty Morel off. But the problem is not over, and years later there's a murder. Suspense builds as the same principals reappear. The work is a gut-wrenching tour de force about justice, truth, the legal system, and life's basic values. It's tailor-made for lovers of the mystery thriller.‘James Dudley, Copiague, NY